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Obama brands Republicans as radicals
AFP on Yahoo ^ | 10/22/10 | AFP

Posted on 10/22/2010 7:45:20 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – US President Barack Obama on Friday branded Republicans as radical and reactionary, in campaign appearances for high-profile Democratic senators under threat in November's mid-term polls.

Obama rallied crowds in Los Angeles, California, and was to move on to gambling paradise Nevada in a bid to rescue wobbling Democratic Senate majority leader Harry Reid, on the third day of a four-day campaign blitz.

He charged that the first Republican president, his political hero Abraham Lincoln would not be able to win the opposition party's presidential nomination in the modern age.

"Seriously, can you imagine him trying to run with these folks?" Obama said, in a bid to portray the Republican Party as outside the mainstream ahead of November 2 congressional polls in which his Democrats fear heavy losses.

Obama accused Republicans of sitting on their hands while he saved the economy from a second Great Depression and of wanting to go back to the same lax regulatory regimes that caused the crisis in the first place.

"This agenda that poses as conservatism is not conservative. It resulted in a radical shift from record surpluses to record deficits, allowed Wall Street to run wild, nearly destroyed our economy," Obama said.

"This is a choice between the past and the future, between fear and hope, between moving backwards and moving forwards. And I don't know about you, but I want to move forward," Obama said, at a campaign event for under-fire Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer.

"They are clinging to the same worn-out, tired, snake-oil ideas that they were peddling before."

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: obama; radicals; republicans

1 posted on 10/22/2010 7:45:22 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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US President Barack Obama speaks during a DNC rally at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Obama on Friday branded Republicans as radical and reactionary, in campaign appearances for high-profile Democratic senators under threat in November's mid-term polls. (AFP/Jim Watson)


2 posted on 10/22/2010 7:46:10 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

And John F. Kennedy couldn’t be nominated by today’s radical liberal Democrat party. What is the president’s point????? Harry Truman couldn’t be nominated by today’s Democrats.


3 posted on 10/22/2010 7:47:13 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: NormsRevenge

“They are clinging to the same worn-out, tired, snake-oil ideas that they were peddling before.”

Uh, that’s called “projection” Barry, it’s something
democrats do all the time.


4 posted on 10/22/2010 7:49:31 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Omullah sounds shrill and looks demonic.


5 posted on 10/22/2010 7:49:31 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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I hate it when ToTUs hiccups and I lose my place.


6 posted on 10/22/2010 7:49:49 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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U.S. President Barack Obama waves as Nevada Senator Harry Reid (L) trails behind during a campaign rally in Las Vegas, Nevada, October 22, 2010. .. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)


7 posted on 10/22/2010 7:52:03 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge
"Seriously, can you imagine him trying to run with these folks?" Obama said, in a bid to portray the Republican Party as outside the mainstream...

Yet, again, he has insulted a huge segment of Americans.

8 posted on 10/22/2010 7:53:27 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (Had God not driven man from the Garden of Eden the Sierra Club surely would have.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Didn’t the communists, obamunisits if you will, brand enemies as reactionaries?


9 posted on 10/22/2010 7:53:40 PM PDT by correctthought ("Obamunism is a temporary setback on the road to freedom" - Liberty Prime)
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To: NormsRevenge

10 posted on 10/22/2010 7:54:13 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.8)
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To: correctthought

Yep, and that’s why they cleverly call themselves “progressives”. Because who among us will stand against progress?


11 posted on 10/22/2010 7:56:20 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: NormsRevenge
Since this pos half breed kenyan muslim is a marxist and a muslim and has stated in absolute terms that he views our Framers as radicals and racist reactionaries... I am proud to be considered amongst those men that were touched by GOD HIMSELF! Coming from his life long indoctrination in everything anti American, it should come as no surprise that he hates all things American... and there is nothing... not one thing in GOD's kingdom that is more America than Conservatism.

LLS

12 posted on 10/22/2010 7:57:28 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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13 posted on 10/22/2010 7:57:31 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Obama is totally F.O.S.


14 posted on 10/22/2010 8:02:44 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Mark Kirk "republican" Illinois, not no but HELL NO!)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I believe you just took the words right out of my keyboard, wow! I was thinking this myself. Furthermore, I would say even Johnson or Roosevelt wouldn’t make it now in this hard-case Dem. party today, even as liberal as they were said to be.


15 posted on 10/22/2010 8:03:55 PM PDT by dsutah
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To: NormsRevenge

Marxist Socialist Obama is an imbecile.


16 posted on 10/22/2010 8:06:08 PM PDT by TommyDale (Independent - I already left the GOP because they were too liberal)
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To: NormsRevenge
Get a room.
17 posted on 10/22/2010 8:06:47 PM PDT by JPG (Sarah Palin says: "Buck-up or get out of the truck.")
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To: NormsRevenge

Compared to Obama, we are radically right.

Of course compared to Obama, the French would be on the hard right so it depends on what you’re comparing us too.


18 posted on 10/22/2010 8:06:50 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: NormsRevenge
while he saved the economy from a second Great Depression

Didn't Dingy Harry just do this, too?

19 posted on 10/22/2010 8:08:10 PM PDT by Libloather (Teapublican, PROUD birther, mobster, pro-lifer, anti-warmer, enemy of the state, extremist....)
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To: tet68

I wish he’d make up his mind then! He belly-aches that Republicans refuse to help him, they refuse to help him come up with ideas. Then when they do, he crabs that those ideas have been tried before, and they won’t work!

He says our ideas got us into this mess (Like hello Mr. Obama, those same ideas seemed to work just fine before your party took over!). I find myself not knowing whether to get angry w/him or to laugh mockingly at him, whatever!


20 posted on 10/22/2010 8:10:05 PM PDT by dsutah
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To: NormsRevenge

Did he actually use the term “reactionary” or is that just AP’s word choice? Certainly someone at least, whether in the White House or in the Associated Press newsroom, is channeling their inner Marxist.


21 posted on 10/22/2010 8:11:21 PM PDT by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Proud to be a radical over here Barry! A firm believer in the radical vision of a world based on individual worth and achievement that is enshrined in the US Constitution.

Obama is an arch reactionary that wants to restore the totalitarian world of absolute government power that existed in 1775. He wants to undo the American Revolution.


22 posted on 10/22/2010 8:11:48 PM PDT by Mad_as_heck (The MSM - America's (domestic) public enemy #1.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Obama accused Republicans of sitting on their hands while he saved the economy from a second Great Depression

Words fail me.

23 posted on 10/22/2010 8:14:22 PM PDT by Hoodat ( .For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.d)
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To: NormsRevenge

Everything the man does is planned, intentional, pre-meditated. Anything and Anyone, who is wholesome, natural, common sense is radical to him, compared to him. He has taken the mask off, and more and more people see him clearly. Seriously, the whole regime have given up even trying to hide who they are. And we are in for a wold of hurt if we do not stop them.

Anyone in Congress who does not realize that, is themselves, the enemy as well.


24 posted on 10/22/2010 8:25:26 PM PDT by gidget7 ("When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: NormsRevenge

But, but, but I thought he just said Republicans were snake oil salesmen. Of course, I guess he’s always free to correct himself. Perhaps he meant to say all along that Republicans are radical snake oil salesmen, though that seems like sort of an odd concept. Still, I guess Obama would know one when he say one, since it takes one to know one, right?


25 posted on 10/22/2010 8:42:52 PM PDT by catnipman
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To: gidget7

At this point in our history we need radicals, nay revolutionaries.


26 posted on 10/22/2010 8:43:50 PM PDT by p. henry
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...
Thanks NormsRevenge.
He charged that the first Republican president, his political hero Abraham Lincoln would not be able to win the opposition party's presidential nomination in the modern age. "Seriously, can you imagine him trying to run with these folks?" Obama said, in a bid to portray the Republican Party as outside the mainstream...
Seriously, can you imagine anyone taking anything Zero says seriously after that idiotic statement?


27 posted on 10/22/2010 9:12:01 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: Revolting cat!

He never got the message that only 20% of the US population consider themselves liberal/progressive. (Smooth way of covering over communist sympathizers) He and Pelosi and Reid have lived in a bubble for so many years once they got the chance, they knew they had to act as quickly to mess things up and place us firmly on the European track so that even if they did leave office, the US would end up just like the rest of the world, maybe even Third World. That 20% HATE the US and themselves.


28 posted on 10/22/2010 9:54:17 PM PDT by Semperfiwife (We are in the era of BA-ROKE Mao-bama)
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To: NormsRevenge
Delusional_JKR
29 posted on 10/22/2010 9:55:02 PM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: NormsRevenge
Hey Barack, what would Abraham Lincoln think about this illegal alien, Keynesian Kenyan, Muslim Marxist bastard destroying America?


30 posted on 10/22/2010 10:10:05 PM PDT by Cobra64
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To: Cobra64

The many faces of a madman!


31 posted on 10/22/2010 10:27:25 PM PDT by Yorktownpatriot
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To: NormsRevenge

Sounds like a paranoid narcissist.


32 posted on 10/22/2010 10:36:30 PM PDT by Ptarmigan (God Hates Bunnies.)
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To: NormsRevenge

That’s right, 0bama, keep the same playbook - when you’re discovered to BE a radical, point to your opponents. Not working, Buffoon-In-Chief. You are quite a bit like Slick Willy after all. We have a new cliche to add to the political dictionary - “How Obamanesque!”


33 posted on 10/22/2010 10:58:16 PM PDT by SlightOfTongue
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To: NormsRevenge

There was a time when Bob Dole said we need to make a choice “between the main stream and the extreme”, when he desperately wanted to attract voters to RINO values rather than let them wander into Buchanan’s camp. Now we see those tactics no longer work, when the main stream realizes that the extreme is who lives in the white house and he’s basically socialist.


34 posted on 10/22/2010 11:10:24 PM PDT by Kevmo (So America gets what America deserves - the destruction of its Constitution. ~Leo Donofrio, 6/1/09)
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To: NormsRevenge

He’s gotten to be like Charlie Brown’s teacher...WAH WAH WAH WA WA WAH...


35 posted on 10/23/2010 2:32:13 AM PDT by mommab2003 (Stop these White House Chefs!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

One word: PROJECTION!


36 posted on 10/23/2010 2:46:56 AM PDT by Ronbo1948
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To: Ptarmigan

“Sounds like a paranoid narcissist.”

PSYCHOPATH!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychopathy

Characteristics

The prototypical psychopath has deficits or deviances in several areas: interpersonal relationships, emotion, and self-control. Psychopaths gain satisfaction through antisocial behavior, and do not experience shame, guilt, or remorse for their actions.[12][13][14] Psychopaths lack a sense of guilt or remorse for any harm they may have caused others, instead rationalizing the behavior, blaming someone else, or denying it outright.[15] Psychopaths also lack empathy towards others in general, resulting in tactlessness, insensitivity, and contemptuousness. All of this belies their tendency to make a good, likable first impression. Psychopaths have a superficial charm about them, enabled by a willingness to say anything without concern for accuracy or truth. Shallow affect also describes the psychopath’s tendency for genuine emotion to be short lived and egocentric with an overall cold demeanor. Their behavior is impulsive and irresponsible, often failing to keep a job or defaulting on debts.[15] Psychopaths also have a markedly distorted sense of the potential consequences of their actions, not only for others, but also for themselves. They do not deeply recognize the risk of being caught, disbelieved or injured as a result of their behaviour.[16]

Researcher Robert Hare, whose Hare Psychopathy Checklist is widely used, describes psychopaths as “intraspecies predators”.[17] Also R.I. Simon uses the word predator to describe psychopaths.[18] Elsewhere Hare and others write that psychopaths “use charisma, manipulation, intimidation, sexual intercourse and violence”[19][20][21][verification needed] to control others and to satisfy their own needs. Hare states that: “Lacking in conscience and empathy, they take what they want and do as they please, violating social norms and expectations without guilt or remorse”.[22] He previously stated that: “What is missing, in other words, are the very qualities that allow a human being to live in social harmony”.[23]

According to Hare, many psychopaths are superficially charming, and can excellently mimic normal human emotion;[9] some psychopaths can blend in, undetected, in a variety of surroundings, including corporate environments.[24]

THAT’S OUR BARRY!


37 posted on 10/23/2010 2:59:12 AM PDT by Ronbo1948
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To: Yorktownpatriot

Obama is not insane....PITY THE USA!


38 posted on 10/23/2010 3:04:14 AM PDT by Ronbo1948
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To: Cobra64
Good photo spread. His hardcore background really shines through.
39 posted on 10/23/2010 3:34:59 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: NormsRevenge

40 posted on 10/23/2010 4:22:28 AM PDT by Diogenesis ('Freedom is the light of all sentient beings.' - Optimus Prime)
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To: NormsRevenge

The psycho needs to a psychiatric and psychology evalaution He is a threat to American Society. The bumper sticker

Obama America’s Greatest Threat is so true


41 posted on 10/23/2010 4:25:06 AM PDT by hondact200 ( Lincoln Freed the Enslaved. Obama Enslaves the Free. Obama is Americas Greatest Threat)
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To: SunkenCiv

Yeah, I used to think zer0 was a liar, but now I know he’s a lying imbecile.


42 posted on 10/23/2010 5:37:38 AM PDT by TheOldLady (Pablo is very wily.)
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To: Mad_as_heck

True... and as I so like to say, FUbo!

LLS


43 posted on 10/23/2010 5:38:00 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: NormsRevenge
justa bunch of radical old white guys, with guns... kinda like the FOUNDING FATHERS...!!!
44 posted on 10/23/2010 5:53:39 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: NormsRevenge

Angry Obama engages in the politics of fear and division.

Bad leaders do that.


45 posted on 10/23/2010 6:27:33 AM PDT by WOSG (OPERATION RESTORE AMERICAN FREEDOM - NOVEMBER, 2010 - DO YOUR PART!)
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To: NormsRevenge
‘‘You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence.’’ — Charles A. Beard

If being called "radical" by Obama means Tea Party Republicans are using the "very phrases our founding fathers used," then what an honor to be called radical by a man who states that his nation's Constitution is "flawed."

Even Charles Beard recognized that the ideas of liberty, and against an all-powerful government power center, were and are radical and disturbing to any who wish to impose their own will on American citizens.

Of the Founding principles, Lincoln said: ". . . it is no child's play to save the principles of Jefferson from total overthrow in this nation. . . .The principles of Jefferson are the definitions and axioms of free society . . . And yet, they are denied, and evaded, with no small show of success. . . All honor to Jefferson - to the man who, in the concrete pressure of a struggle for national independence by a single people, had the coolness, forecast, and capacity to introduce in a . . . revolutionary document, an abstract truth, applicable to all men and all times, and so to embalm it there, that today, and in all coming days, it shall be a rebuke and a stumbling-block to the very harbingers [initiators of threatening change] of reappearing tyranny and oppression."

Yes, the battle of ideas is re-engaged in America today, and those who have attempted to initiate threatening change, are seeing the Founders' ideas as "stumbling blocks" to their thirst for power.

46 posted on 10/23/2010 7:57:34 AM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: NormsRevenge
"This is a choice between the past and the future, between fear and hope, between moving backwards and moving forwards. And I don't know about you, but I want to move forward," Obama said, at a campaign event for under-fire Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer.

"They are clinging to the same worn-out, tired, snake-oil ideas that they were peddling before."

There is no way that comity will be established between the White House and Congress once the next Congress is seated.

The Kenyan usurper is a rabid left-wing ideologue who will continue to use inflammatory and patently absurd language to try evoke raw emotion rather than rational and civil discourse.

He's a blatant demagogue and a true student of Alinsky.

Fortunately, the Kenyan Clown's applauding audience has shrunk to only a few very credulous individuals.

47 posted on 10/23/2010 8:55:18 AM PDT by snowsislander (In this election year, please ask your candidates if they support repeal of the 1968 GCA.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Is the AP headline supposed to be a reference to the Radical Republicans who opposed Obama? If anything, I think the closest correlary to the Radical Republicans today is Obama's own demoralized base, who accuse him of not moving fast enough, not being radical enough. They wanted Guantanamo closed immediately, they wanted both wars ended, they wanted total socialized medicine. Similarly, the rad-GOPers back then wanted Lincoln to move faster, to free the slaves, give them the right to vote etc.
48 posted on 10/24/2010 12:04:05 AM PDT by Huck (Antifederalist BRUTUS should be required reading.)
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